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Celebrating Galápagos: 50 Years of Provincialization and 191 Years of Annexation

Galapagos Islands are a unique natural wonderland that holds a special place within the hearts of many. Galapagos celebrates two significant historical events in February: the 191st Anniversary of its annexation of Ecuadorian territory, and the 50th Anniversary of the cantonization and provincialization of the Santa Cruz-San Cristobal islands.

Galapagos, since its inception as an Ecuadorian territory, has been a unique place with unique fauna and flora. Galapagos Conservancy and Conservando Galapagos are committed to protecting this natural wonder for future and present generations.

We want to thank the Galapagos community, who have tirelessly worked to preserve and protect the Archipelago’s Archipelago. We support local initiatives that help to preserve ecosystems and improve the wellbeing of the community.

Galapagos’ rich history is reflected in the cantonization and provincialization celebrations. This is a time for reflection and looking forward to the future. It also serves to remind us of our commitment to work tirelessly for Galapagos, its people and the environment.

We invite everyone to celebrate these significant milestones and help us preserve this paradise. We can all work together to ensure that Galapagos is a natural treasure for future generations. Galapagos deserves our congratulations on this very special occasion. Here’s to many more years and preservation!

Dancers at exhibition at fair in Santa Cruz
Dancers at exhibition at fair in Santa Cruz © Galápagos Conservancy